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Wenger Angry Over Perez Injury
The Arsenal manager has accused Reading's Danzell Gravenberch of deliberately kicking Lucas Perez, who has been ruled out of action for eight weeks.
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ITTF: Nigeria Earn Berth In 2018 Team Championships
The country's male table tennis team qualified on the back of their second-place finish at the ongoing ITTF African Senior Championships in Morocco.
World Cup Qualifier: Algeria Hire Leekens For Super Eagles
The Belgian takes over from Milovan Rajevac who was sacked earlier this month after only three months in charge. And his first task is a World Cup qualifying game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in Uyo.
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Milan Takeover: Fassone To Meet New Owners Next Week
Milan's new director general is expected in China on Monday ahead of the takeover of the seven-time European champions.
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Klitschko Wants Joshua Bout In March or April
Wladimir Klitschko wants to fight Anthony Joshua in March or April 2017 and believes he still has a lot of punch to reclaim his lost world titles.
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IOC Strips Three Kazakh Weightlifters Of Olympic Medals
They were discovered in new testing of hundreds of samples from the London and 2008 Beijing Olympics. Russian weightlifter Besik Kudokov who won a silver in London also failed a doping test but the medal was not taken away because he died in 2013.
Champions League: Rangers Set Up Committee For Africa
The Nigerian champions have begun preparations for the 2017 CAF Champions League with the set-up of an eight-man committee to strengthen the side.
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EFL Cup: United See Off City, West Ham Edge Chelsea In Nervy Games
Manchester United, West Ham, and Southampton progressed to the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday after picking wins in nervy games.
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EFL Cup: Gundogan Expects ‘ Very Difficult’ Manchester Derby
The Manchester City midfielder is anticipating a feisty contest in Wednesday’s EFL Cup fourth-round tie against Manchester United as both sides aim to bounce back from recent setbacks.
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EFL Round-up: Liverpool Eliminate Spurs, Arsenal Dismiss Reading
The Reds endured a late scare to overcome Tottenham at Anfield, while Arsenal eased their way past Reading at Emirates stadium.
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AWC 2016: Omagbemi Impressed With Build-up
The Falcons head coach believes the seven-time African champions are on the right track in their build-up to the 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Raul Tips Under-fire Ronaldo For Ballon d’Or
The Real Madrid legend believes Cristiano Ronaldo still has a lot to offer the Los Blancos despite his below par start to the season.
Fed Cup: NFF Confirm Ifeanyi Ubah In Final, Sanction Crown
This comes after the football house found Crown FC guilty of improper conduct in the abandoned 2016 Federation Cup semi-final game between both sides. The match officials were also found guilty and have been referred to the Referees Committee.
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Photonews: The Hair Or The Match? Ask Kuznetsova
When a part of your body tries to stop you from your glory, do you cut if off like 31-year old Russian tennis star, Svetlana Kuznetsova?
Former Belgium Manager Rejects Algerian Job
According to the country's football house, negotiations between Wilmots and FAF President, Mohamed Raouraoua, which was held in Brussels, broke down over finances.
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Super Eagles Defender Gets Tippeligaen Nomination
The 23 year old has been in superlative form for both club and country this year. Also, unattached former Eagles striker, Osaze Odemwingie has joined Rotherham United on a short term deal.
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Liga Awards: Griezmann Tops Messi, Ronaldo
Atletico Madrid's lethal forward Antoine Griezmann has beaten Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to the award of the best player in the La Liga for the 2015/2016 season.
Maikaba’s Exit Worries Wikki Tourists
His exit, according to the club's chairman, came at the wrong time as the north-east side are getting set to participate in the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time since 2008.
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NPFL: Enugu Gov. To Host Rangers On Dec. 19
The Enugu State Government has fixed December 19 and 20 as days to honour players and officials of NPFL champions Rangers International, who won their first trophy in 32 years in the recently concluded football season.
Iheanacho Urges Team To ‘Focus’ On United
The Nigerian international wants a positive response from his teammates as they hope to end a run of five games without a win when they confront city rivals Manchester United on Wednesday in the League Cup at Old Trafford.
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